What’s going on Aruba in March
By Tristan Ralston on 27th February, 2015
March 18 NATIONAL ANTHEM AND FLAG DAY
Many cultural and sporting events
around the island.
Bon bini Festival (every Tuesday)
For a taste of Aruba, visit the Bon bini Festival that takes place every Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Aruba’s oldest building, Fort Zoutman, in downtown Oranjestad. Treat yourself to an evening of local music, costumes, traditions, food, and handicrafts. An engaging emcee introduces Aruba with traditionally costumed folkloric dancers, local music such as the mazurka and the waltz, and instruments such as the “ting-a-lingy box”. The rhythmic music of the steel pan also adds a touch of local color. The works of talented artists and artisans are on sale as are authentic culinary specialties.
Regular bus service is available from all hotel areas to Oranjestad Central Terminal, a short walk away.
Admission is $ 5.00 per person but please check locally
Carubbian Festival (every Thursday)
Every Thursday evening islanders flock to San Nicolas to enjoy entertainment and foodof the Carubbian Festival, a mix of Aruban and Caribbean traditions kept alive by the multi-cultural makeup of Aruba’s “Sunrise City”. Originally populated by the thousands that came from all over the Caribbean to work at the refinery, the town has savored and preserved the food, music and dance that many brought with them from their various regions.
The festival revels in the diverse background of San Nicolas, offering unique dishes and beverages, an entertaining lineup of talented criollo entertainers, and a variety of local handicrafts on sale. Performance areas are scattered throughout the main street of San Nicolas surrounded by seating to enjoy